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Aliyev Appointed His Wife the First Vice President

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, as first vice president of Azerbaijan, Radio Liberty reports.

Aliyev's order on the appointment was posted on the presidential website on February 21.

The vice president takes over the country's presidency if the president is unable to perform their duties, according to the constitution. It doesn't describe the first vice president's duties, but it's expected that they will include overseeing the Cabinet, McClatchy reports.



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